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2015 NFL DRAFT

Jonathan Newsome, OLB

School: Ball State  |  Conference: MAC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Cleveland, OH
Height/Weight: 6-3 / 247 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
343307-FA
2013 Season
Started his 21st career game vs. Miami University ... played in 11 games with 11 starts this season ... managed three tackles, one sack and one tackle for loss vs. Illinois State ... missed the Army game with an injury ... six tackles at North Texas ... managed three tackles and first career interception at Eastern Michigan ... credited with 0.5 sacks and four quarterback hurries at Eastern Michigan ... seven tackles vs. Toledo, vs. Kent State, at Akron and vs. Central Michigan ... four tackles, two sacks and 2.5 tackles for loss at Virginia ... the two sacks at Virginia tied his career high ... seven tackles and tied career high with two sacks vs. Central Michigan ... eight tackles, including a career high three tackles for loss and two sacks vs. Miami University.
2012 Season
Started 10 games ... played in 11 games, including the Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl St. Petersburg ... career high eight tackles vs. Northern Illinois ... tied his career high with eight tackles plus added two tackles for loss at Army ... tied career high with eight tackles vs. Ohio ... three games with two tackles for loss in a game ... first career sack for Ball State at Indiana ... tallied 1.5 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks vs. Ohio ... managed six tackles and two sacks at Indiana ... credited with six tackles and one sack vs. South Florida ... tallied three tackles and two sacks at Kent State ... credited with 1.5 sacks vs. Northern Illinois ... four tackles, one pass breakup, 1.5 tackles for loss and 0.5 sacks vs. Western Michigan ... three tackles at Central Michigan ... led the Cardinals in tackles for loss and sacks ... third in the Mid-American Conference and tied for 36th in the nation with 1.2 tackles for loss per game ... second in the MAC and 20th in the country with 0.85 sacks per contest.
2011 Season
Redshirted as a transfer.
2010 Season
Spent the 2009 and 2010 seasons at Ohio State ... played in five games in 2009 and played in all 13 contests in 2010 ... earned his first collegiate start vs. Minnesota as a sophomore ... played primarily on special teams for the Buckeyes.
High School
Played for Coach Ted Ginn Sr. at Glenville High School ... totalled 101 tackles and 17 sacks as a senior ... team captain as a senior and named All-Ohio Second Team ... managed 72 tackles and 13 sacks.
Personal
Son of Kimberly Newsome.
 
Player News
05/12/2014 - A closer look at the Colts picks: Round 5/166 -- Jonathan Newsome, OLB, 6-3, 236, Ball State...The Colts added a local college prospect by drafting Newsome, a versatile athlete who played both defensive end and outside linebacker for Ball State. He is expected to be used primarily as an outside linebacker in Indianapolis' 3-4 hybrid defensive package. Newsome has pass-rushing ability, showing good quickness to come off the edge. - The Sports Xchange
 

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